Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Compared to the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens

SpecificationsSony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS LensTamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens
  Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens
Year Introduced20132018
Mounts OnFull-Frame, APS-CFull-Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups9/815/12
Angle of View: Diagonal75° – 34°75° 23' - 32° 11'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/3.5-22 / f/5.6-36 f/2.8-22
Aperture Max by Focal Length 28-30mm = f/3.5
31-40mm = f/4.0
41-51mm = f/4.5
52-60mm = f/5.0
61-70mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 7 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 10.4 oz  (295g) 19.4 oz  (550g)
Actual Weight 10.4 oz  (295g) 19.1 oz  (540g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.7 oz  (20g) 0.9 oz  (25g)
In-Use Weight 11.1 oz  (315g) 19.9 oz  (565g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 2.85 x 3.27”  (72.5 x 83mm) 2.87 x 4.64”  (73 x 117.8mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 2.86 x 3.5”  (73 x 88.8mm) 2.87 x 4.84”  (72.8 x 123mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 3.82”  (97mm) 5.82”  (147.9mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 0.32”  (8.2mm) 0.98”  (24.9mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 3.21 x 1.6”  (81.6 x 40.6mm) 3.41 x 1.43”  (86.7 x 36.4mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 5.09 - 5.42”  (129.4 - 137.6mm) 5.99 - 6.97”  (152.1 - 177mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.71” / 1.24”  (18mm / 31.6mm) 0.57” / 1.46”  (14.6mm / 37.2mm)
Filter Size 55mm  UV ► CP ► 67mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type SSM RXD Stepping
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 1440°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N N
Distance Scale? / Type N N
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 11.81”  (300mm) 7.48”  (190mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 7.24” / 15.12”  (184mm / 384mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.19x 0.34x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 69° 60°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? / N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ALC-SH132 Buy ► Y / HA036 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / / N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? N / N /
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 28mm = 3.4'
35mm = 4.1'
50mm = 6.04''
70mm = 8.21'
28mm = 3.39'
35mm = 4.12'
50mm = 5.95'
75mm = 8.49'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 28mm = 1036mm
35mm = 1249mm
50mm = 1840mm
250mm = 2502mm
28mm = 1032mm
35mm = 1255mm
50mm = 1813mm
70mm = 2588mm
 
Review Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens
 
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